A Center of Biomedical Research Excellence

The Vermont Lung Center (VLC), has existed at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont since 1972. It has had a rich and productive past that has had a significant impact nationally in the fields of lung biology and disease. Building on this history, the VLC was enriched by a COBRE award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the NIH, which ran from 2000-2015. Our current research program focuses on asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, with a mechanistic focus on physiology, immunology and redox biology. The goals of the VLC are to investigate the mechanisms of lung biology and disease, and to train, recruit and retain outstanding scientists at UVM.


Research Training

The VLC has been established as a regional focal point for education. A series of education programs are being offered that target a varied audience including patients, parents/guardians of patients, health care professionals, the academic community, and the general public.


Clinical Trials

Care of patients with lung disease presents a number of unique problems for optimal healthcare delivery, particularly in the rural setting of Vermont. Our goal is to establish the Lung Center as the regional point of expertise, referral and quality patient care.

VT Lung Center in the News

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  • Dixon Appointed E. L. Amidon, M.D.’32, Chair of Medicine
    April 11, 2024 by Janet Essman Franz
    Professor and Chair of Medicine Anne Dixon, M.A., B.M.B.Ch., was invested as the E. L. Amidon, M.D.’32, Chair of the Department of Medicine on March 29. A UVM faculty member since 2001, Dr. Dixon is chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine and director of the Vermont Lung Center. She served as interim chair of medicine from fall 2022 until her appointment as permanent chair in fall 2023.